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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Noble Pilsner
This is brewed with Saaz, a Noble hop used extensively in Bohemia to flavor pale Czech lagers. Soft aroma and bitterness. (Alpha acid 3–4.5% Beta acid 3–4.5%)


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (654) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2011
One of the better beers I’ve had from Church. Nice Saaz profile coming through, good earthy spice. Fits the bohemian pilsner style well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft at the brewpub as "Saaz Monster." Pours a clear golden color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts with lemony, spicy hops. The taste is big lemon hops, mild caramel malts. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pale bready malts and a touch of bitter hops. Flavor is more floral with hop bitterness and pale malts. More pilsener than hoppy pilsner but it’s drinkable. 6/4/7/4/13 (3.4/5)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1610) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
On tap at Allegheny 6 Pack. Slightly fruity aroma. Orange pour. Oily feel. Slightly sweet flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Draft at the brew pub over the summer. Pours light golden with thin white head and lacing. Slightly lemon nose. Taste of straw with faint lemon. Hoppy, light and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1267) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Draft 5 oz. light golden. Aroma is unique. Hops, leather, slight musk, mint. Light to medium light bitterness. Average carbonation. I enjoyed this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
On tap at Twisted as Saaz Monster. Very light noble hop aroma and a hint of spice. Dull medium golden-amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. starts with light pilsener malt sweetness. Medium noble hop bitterness, beany. Clean finish, not quite crisp. Decent pils.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (1880) - USA - JUN 4, 2013
Was not terribly impressed... Saaz character was there, but the pilsner malts and bitterness wasn't as prevalent as should be expected... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Sold to me as "Saaz Monster" on tap. Sampler from the mixed flight of currently running brews. Overall this appeared and tasted to be weak. Definitely compromised on ingredients and body and taste. Why do so many brewpubs continue to cheat their customers with this hogwash?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4341) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
This one poured a lightly hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma was of noble hops, grass and pale malt. Flavor was similar, wish it was a bit more bright and crackery.


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